Labor Markets Core Course 2013: Market-based Approaches for Livelihoods Development
From Harm to Home | Rescue.orgIRC’s use of market-based approachesfor livelihoods development
2From Harm to Home | Rescue.orgGoal: ResilienceThe people we serve, especially women, youth and children, canmitigate and recover from conflict and natural disaster so that they arethriving and transforming their livesIncreased income for those living on less than $2 per dayImproved wellbeing through food security, nutritional status,psychosocial development, access to services, and agency and voiceReduced risk of violence, exploitation and abuse against womenand childrenConnectingeconomicoutcomes towellbeing andviolence preventionBuilding a pathwayfrom livelihoodsprotection to promotionIncreasingpreparedness asfirst-responderscontext analysis targeting learning
4From Harm to Home | Rescue.orgMarket-basedprogramsEconomicRecoveryandDevelopmentYouth andLivelihoodsWomen’sProtectionandEmpower-mentUSProgramsNutritionResearch,EvaluationandLearningWho is involved?
5From Harm to Home | Rescue.orgWho is involved inMicrofranchising?Market-basedprogramsEconomicRecoveryandDevelopmentYouth andLivelihoodsWomen’sProtectionandEmpower-mentUSProgramsNutritionResearch,EvaluationandLearning
6From Harm to Home | Rescue.orgA sad and frustrating story…
10From Harm to Home | Rescue.orgIRC’s approach:•Youth selection;•Business selection;•Microfranchise businessmodel development;•Youth training;•Product/ service training;•Savings-led financialservices;•MoUs between businesses,youth and IRC;•Microfranchise start-up;
11From Harm to Home | Rescue.orgResults from pilot• 100% of youth were still engaged in their micro-franchises seven months after start-up;• 83% of youth reported making a profit and 16% of youthreported breaking even seven months after start-up;• 100% of youth in Freetown and 48% of youth in Kenemaopened savings accounts with local retail banks;• 43% of youth reported saving money as their primaryinvestment for profits;
12From Harm to Home | Rescue.orgGirls Empowered by Microfranchise (GEM),KenyaObjective:2400 girls supported to operate their own microfranchiseActivities:• Design microfranchise models with selected businesses• Train, monitor and support girls to engage in microfranchisebusinesses• Evaluate
13From Harm to Home | Rescue.orgWho is involved?GEMIRCLocaltrainingprovidersOpenCapitalDarling,Kenchic,Dlight,Pure-FlowIPA,PopulationCouncil,.World BankNikeFoundation,World Bank,YouthEmploymentNetwork,IZAfacilitatortrainersmanagementconsultantsbusinessfranchisorsresearchpartnersresourcepartners
14From Harm to Home | Rescue.orgResults to datehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20300644
15From Harm to Home | Rescue.orgCommitment to learningKey research questions:- What is the impact of microfranchising oneconomic and wellbeing indicators?- What factors create this impact?- How does the impact of microfranchisingcompare to a training, mentoring and cash grantmodel?
16From Harm to Home | Rescue.orgKey program questions:- How can new applications of microfranchising beapplied e.g. rural livelihoods/ productionfranchising?
17From Harm to Home | Rescue.orgQuestions for discussionWhat do you see as the critical success factors formicrofranchising in your context?What do you see as barriers to use ofmicrofranchising in your context?What would you want to learn in relation to theapplication and efficacy of microfranchising?